Procedures and Consular Services

PASSPORTS

To apply for a consular passport, applicants must send by courier to the Embassy the following:

  1. You must be a Paraguayan national.

  2. Passport Application Form duly completed and signed by the applicant. Forms can be obtained from the Embassy or downloaded here: Passport Application Form (PDF)  

  3. Photocopy of the Paraguayan identity card (Cedula de Identidad), both sides (preferably in color). Do not send the original.

  4. Photocopy of the Paraguayan passport about to expire or already expired (from the page with personal data and of the last renovation, if the case preferably in color). The original passport is not necessary.

  5. A recent photo size 5 x 7 cm, white background (Canadian passport type).

  6. Signature card obtainable at the Embassy or downloaded here: signature Signature Card card (PDF

  7. Not have an arrest warrant pending in Paraguay.

Fees: The Consular Passport has a cost of 55$ US (fifty-five U.S. dollars). As the Embassy does not accept cash, you must send a Money Order or Draft check to the Embassy of Paraguay.

Processing time: between 5-6 weeks. 

Please contact the Embassy at that time for check the reception of your passport. By e-mail: embaparcanada@mre.gov.py or by phone to (613) 567-1283 & (613) 567-1005.

 

Notes: The applications are processed by the Consular Section of the Embassy in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asuncion. All Consular Passports are printed in Paraguay and then forwarded to the respective Embassy.

Starting September 2017 all Consular Passport have electronic reading technology, they had to be handle as any other electronic device. To ensure its correct operation it must not be folded, perforated, or exposed to excessive humidity or extreme temperatures.

*All ONLINE FORMS and documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing. Details and free download of the software may be founded at https://get.adobe.com/reader/

CONSULAR PASSPORT ARE VALID FOR 5 YEARS (TWO YEARS IN CASE OF NATURALIZED PARAGUAYANS).  CONSULAR PASSPORT ARE NOT RENEWABLE.

 

CONSULAR PASSPORT FOR MINORS:

In order to request a consular passport for a minor, the application must be signed by both parents. In case the application is signed by just one parent, he/she must present proper legal authorization to do so. Otherwise, the signatory must justify custody of the minor or send the Death Certificate of the deceased parent. If one of the parents is not in Canada, he/she must send a notarial authorization for the issuance of the Passport. 

The following documents must also be presented:

            1. Birth certificate of the minor.

            2. Copy of ID cards from both parents issued by the local government.

Change of name on consular passports:

The National Police is the only government Institution authorized to make name changes in ID cards and passports. Embassies and Consulates are not authorized to do so. In case the need arises due to changes on the civil status of a person, the request must be presented to the proper office of the National Police in Paraguay.

 

EMERGENCY PASSPORTS:

In emergency cases the Embassy issues travel documents to Paraguayan citizens in order to facilitate the continuation of the travel and the return to Paraguay in case their passports were lost, destroyed, stolen or expired. 

The required documents are the same as for Consular Passport If not in possession of any of these documents, the applicant needs to provide a police report or an affidavit stating the reason for not having them.

The Emergency Passports are valid only for twelve months.

The Cost of the Emergency Passport is U$S 30.00 (Thirty U.S. Dollars). As the Embassy does not accept cash, you must send a Money Order or Draft check to the Embassy of Paraguay.

 

TEMPORARY PASSPORTS:

Is a travel document issued only for exceptional situations in order to enable a Paraguayan citizen to return to Paraguay. It is valid only for 60 days.

Minors

Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to apply on their own. Parents or tutors must apply in person for it and sign the application. In case the parents are absent, either an authorization issued by the Judiciary in Paraguay or an authorization to travel signed by both parents is needed.

In order to confirm identity, the following documents must be presented:

            1. Copy of passports or ID cards from both parents.

            2. Copy of the minor’s birth certificate.

            3. Document to prove legal custody, in case of absence of one or both parents.

 

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REPATRIATIONS

To apply for repatriation benefits, the applicant must:

  1. Filled out and sign the application form provided by the Embassy.

  2. Have a Paraguayan ID card or passport.

  3. Hold Paraguayan citizenship.

  4. Present documents that prove at least two years of residency in Canada.

  5. Provide a list of all personal items to be taken back to Paraguay.

  6. Provide the original bill of lading and a copy.

  7. Provide two (2) passport size photos.

After evaluation, the Embassy will issue the corresponding Certificate that must be presented to the "Secretaria de Desarrollo para Repatriados y Refugiados Connacionales" in Paraguay (Laws 227/93 and 978/96). The Certificate is exempted of consular fees, as well as the legalization of personal documents of the Paraguayans nationals that are certified for repatriation and the members of their family. 

 

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OTHER SERVICES

SPECIAL OR GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA)

The individual(s) must come personally to the Embassy, to request this document.

Requirements:

  1. Application form completed and signed by the petitioner(s).

  2. Draft of the power of attorney signed by the petitioner(s). A public Notary or Lawyer from Paraguay must write the preliminary form or draft, because it has to contain the necessary terms for its validity in Paraguay.

  3. Copy of the identity documents of the principal or grantor.

  4. Copy of the identity document of the attorney-in-fact (or agent). In case that this attorney-in-fact is a Lawyer, the professional must be register in the Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay and must submit a copy of his registration Identification card.

  5. The person(s) must sign the document in the presence of the consular officer.

 
FEES
  • Special Power of Attorney fee is US$ 95.00.

  • General Power Attorney fee is US$ 115.00. 

The payment must be made in money order or cashier's check payable to the EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY. Personal and company checks are not accepted. Please note that the payments must be in US Dollars.  

Note: The Powers of Attorney granted by this Embassy, must be legalized by The Department of Legalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asunción (Paraguay) and then registered in the Public Register of Powers of Attorney of Paraguay.

 

TRAVEL PERMIT FOR MINORS

The travel permit will be granted to underage of Paraguayan nationality traveling to Paraguay in the company of just one parent, alone or with a third party. Parents must come in person to the Embassy to apply for it.

Requirements:
 
  1. Application form of the travel permit completed and signed by the interested party.

  2. Original birth certificate of the child.

  3. ID card of the minor.

  4. ID Cards of both parents.

 
In case of absence of one of the parents of the minor, the other must present the original notarized authorization for it.

FEES 

  • Travel Permit fee is US$ 30.00. 

The payment must be made in money order or cashier's check payable to the EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY. Personal and company checks are not accepted. Please note that the payments must be in US Dollars.

Note: This travel permit issued by the Embassy, DOES NOT authorize the departure of the child from the Paraguayan territory. In that case, the corresponding judicial authorization, legalized by the Paraguayan authorities and Apostilled/legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, will be necessary.

 

 
 

CERTIFICATE OF LIFE AND RESIDENCE

The Embassy may issue this certificate to Paraguayan citizens or their spouses, to be submitted to public or private offices of Paraguay that require it. The interested individual must personally appear to the Embassy to request this certificate.

Requirements:

  1. The application form completed and signed by the interested party.

  2. ID Cards of the applicant.

  3. Document justifying its legal domicile in Canada 

FEES 
  • The Certificate fee is US$ 30.00.
The payment must be made in money order or cashier's check payable to the EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY. Personal and company checks are not accepted. Please note that the payments must be in US Dollars.
 
Note: The Certificate of Life and Residence must be legalized by the Department of Legalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asunción for validity in Paraguay.
 
 

DRIVER’S LICENSE TRANSLATION

The interested party must come personally to the consular office to request the translation of the document.

Requirements:

  1. Application form completed and signed by the interested party. 

  2. ID card of the applicant.

  3. Paraguayan driver's license to be translated.

FEES 

  • Driver License Translation fee is $ 35.00. 
The payment must be made in money order or cashier's check payable to the EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY. Personal and company checks are not accepted. Please note that the payments must be in US Dollars.